QVC TILI x Sunsets & Stilettos Box Review – September 2019
QVC Beauty recently changed their beauty box model- they are now a monthly subscription, and each month’s box will be curated by a different influencer.
This is a review of the September QVC TILI box, curated by Sunsets & Stilettos, which is currently sold out.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
About QVC Beauty
The Subscription Box: QVC TILI x Sunsets & Stilettos
The Cost: $25 + free shipping
- 0.012-oz Carmindy Beauty Into It Eyeliner in Espresso
- 0.07-oz Mally Face Defender
- 0.33-oz ELEMIS Peptide4 Night Recovery Cream-Oil
- 0.13-oz Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
- Supersmile Professional Whitening System with 0.21-oz Whitening Toothpaste in Triple Mint and 0.21-oz Whitening Accelerator
- 2-oz philosophy purity made simple one-step facial cleanser
- Five NuFACE Prep-N-Glow Cleansing Cloths
- 8Greens Effervescent Drink Tablet
Ships to: The US, excluding AK, HI, PR, VI, and Guam
Good to Know: Purchasing this box will start a subscription, and boxes will ship on the first Friday of the month.
QVC TILI x Sunsets & Stilettos September 2019 Review
A small change I noticed with this new subscription model is the info sheet has notes about the items and tips on how to use them. Before, the info sheets would usually just include the ingredients of each item.
Carmindy Beauty Into It Eyeliner in Espresso, 0.012 oz – Full-Size! Retail Value $20
This is a basic brown eyeliner in a sea of basic brown eyeliners. There’s nothing wrong with it, but I have received more brown eyeliners from these QVC boxes than I can count, so I wish we had gotten something a little more fun- even a dark navy would be a nice change of pace. The formula was creamy and not dry, and it worked well to add definition to my lash line when I didn’t want a full eyeliner look.
Here it is swatched.
Mally Face Defender, 0.46 oz – Full-Size! Retail Value $37
This was an interesting product I was excited to try- by pressing (not rubbing) the product into your skin with the included sponge, you are setting it much in the way a setting powder would. I could see this being extra helpful on parts of my face that makeup breaks on quickly, like my T-zone, and I appreciate that we received the full-size product worth more than the cost of the box!
ELEMIS Peptide4 Night Recovery Cream-Oil, 0.33 oz – Retail Value $15
I love the ELEMIS peptide range, and this oil is no exception. It starts off as a milky serum that dissolves into an oil as you rub it in, and my skin absolutely soaks it up.
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, 0.13 oz – Estimated Value $9.94 (Buy the 0.17 oz version for $13)
I feel like this mascara and the tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara are the two most common mascaras in subscription box land, but I don’t love either. This mascara gives me good volume and curl, but it definitely smudges on my face as I wear it throughout the day.
Supersmile Mini-Deluxe Professional Whitening System, 0.42 oz total – Estimated Value $4.31 (Buy a full size here for $80.00)
I got a massive container of the whitening toothpaste in a different box that I am slowly working my way through, and on its own the whitening toothpaste makes a noticeable difference in the whiteness of my teeth. When I add the accelerator, I see even more of a difference. As pricy as this stuff is, I recommend reaching for it if you’re concerned with the whiteness level of your smile.
philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser, 2 oz – Estimated Value $7.33 (Buy the 8 oz version for $24)
This is a solid, simple cleanser that I have never managed to fall in love with even though I get samples of it all the time. This is great for dry and sensitive skin, and I have a friend that gets all of my purity samples because her easily-irritated skin loves it. There’s nothing *wrong* with it when I use it, I just don’t love it.
NuFACE Prep-N-Glow Cleansing Cloths, 5 ct – Retail Value $10
These cleansing wipes have a smooth side and a studded side for makeup removing and added exfoliation, and I like that the wipes themselves are pretty big so they can take on more makeup. The individual packaging means these are perfect for travel, but I have actually been using them to remove makeup swatches from my arm and I have been happy with the results. My forearm can occasionally be more sensitive than the skin on my face, but these wipes were non-irritating.
8Greens Effervescent Drink Tablet, 1 tablet – Buy 30 tablets for $39
I will be honest- there is no way I wanted to drink this. I’m not a fan of drink supplements as it is, but then the added fact that this makes the water “fizzy” makes it more unpalatable to me. I tried a sip for it for review’s sake, and I did not love it at all. To be fair, if this is something that would work with your lifestyle I would recommend checking it out anyway- it has ingredients like kale, green algae, spirulina, and wheatgrass powder to get your body an added boost of nutrients.
The Verdict: While I am not familiar with Sunsets & Stilettos, I thought they curated a nice box. Along with having a great value ($103.58 by my math, for everything except the supplements), I am happy that we received both full-size and full travel-sized products. I also appreciate that while this is now a monthly subscription, you can see the contents of the box before the next month and decide to cancel if it isn’t for you.
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: This box cost $25 with free shipping, which means you are paying about $3.13 per item.
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What do you think of the QVC TILI x Sunsets & Stilettos box?